We chose the itinerary not the ship. I was slightly concerned about the age & size of the ship and the fact that she was getting a refurb AFTER our cruise.
I was pleasantly surprised by the Connie. She had a graceful old charm & dignity to her. Yes I did find some examples of worn cushions, torn carpet and evidence of age. This did not spoil anything or detract from the cruise. The smaller ship made walking forward to aft quick and easy. Not at all intimidating and hard to navigate as the large mega ships. I believe that I prefer this size ship now.
We stayed in an Aqua class cabin on deck 9. The cabin was clean and neat. It did show some sign of wear and age. It also seemed slightly outdated. Ex: Only two electrical outlets, both at the desk. None in the bathroom? No USB plugs at all. The cabin lights were fluorescent and incandescent - no LED at all.